Rich in history and natural beauties yet under the radar, Mui Ne is South East Asia new mecca for adventurous travelers. Here is a list of top things to do in Mui Ne to add some adrenaline to your travel in Vietnam:
Riding dirt bike in Mui Ne
Having the strongest and most consistent cross on-shore winds, Mui Ne is second-to-none in Asia for watersports. Wide and without obstacles, Mui Ne beach is tailor-made for an easy launch. From November to April, the two wind directions prevail with mostly southerlies. There are light and regular side-on shore winds and the waves are gentle. The stretch from September to December is not the time for beginners as the waves are high.
Kitesurfing in Mui Ne
If you are new to this extreme sport, take up a few lessons beforehand is advisable. Surfpoint Kiteboarding is a reputable school in giving lessons that have flexible format to cater for the needs of students of all ages and levels. The staff here is a wealth of information and always willing to help. Another reliable school to opt for is Sailing Club Kite School. The instructor team here is professional, friendly and safety conscious.
Here are some hot spots helloVietnam tour operator is listing for windsurfing in Mui Ne:
Full Moon Beach: The wind speed in summer is between 18 and 30knots, sometimes up to 40 knots. Full Moon is suitable for slalom and free-ride with gear available for rent all year round.
Suoi Nuoc Beach: This is a full-on onshore beach with mast high waves on windy days. There are many under-the-radar beaches which have not yet overrun by people to venture to for some peace and quiet.
Hon Rom Beach: There is no outer coral to worry about and the average wind speed of 30 knots. The waves get smaller down the way to the East.
One of the most heart-pumping outdoor activities on the planet, sandboarding is a perfect blend between snowboarding and surfing, and the best thing about it is you don’t have to wait until winter comes around to play it.
A Sahara-like scene may be the last thing you’d expect in a country of tropical beaches and monsoon, but the White Sand Dunes here in Mui Ne looks like the backdrop of an Arabian Nights story. This is also one of the best sites for fans of the downhill sport to seek some thrill. With its proximity to Phan Thiet’s coastline, your adventure can double as a windsurfing site or a stroll on the beach.
To get to Mui Ne’s White Sand Dunes, drive along Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street toward the East. This journey will lead you down a coastal route to the real Mui Ne town. Continue on the road until you see a big white church on your left hand side, take the left right after the church. When you reach a set of traffic lights, turn left and at the end of the road, you will see a roundabout, take the first exit to the right. After driving about 25 km, you will see an unfinished part of road in front; follow the main road up on the hill for about 1 km until you see a red-clay road on your right. Take this road up to the top and around the bend to the left.
Sand dune riding
Sand dune riding in Mui Ne
Heart-racing and stomach-clenching, riding sand dunes on dirt bikes is one of the most exciting and dangerous adventures you can ever have on wheels. Mui Ne is a perfect site for sand riding but if you are into mud/gravel tracks or beach riding, the place can cater for those needs too.
Panda Enduro Tours in Mui Ne offers some great riding tours in the region which will lead you through a wide range of amazing terrains from tight trails, forest, dunes to open sand area. The full tour on the desert dune requires some off-road ability but the terrain can be adjusted to suit your levels. The guides of Panda Enduro know the landscape like the back of their hand and will set the pace according to the skills and tastes of riders.